Library: Kinship mind

Spirit Seeding


Barkindje artist Maddison Gibbs creates this necklace of eucalyptus flower seeds from Wiradjuri Country, Kandos, New South Wales. On Monday 1 November 2021, the moon is waning over Bpangarang Country, Beechworth, Victoria, where the seeds arrive to share 'love, strength, thoughts and spirit'.

Messages:

Maddison Gibbs:
I spent hours under a tree at the base of Comberinelong mountain Dabee Country, listening to the native bee hive in action. Very peaceful and meditative. I hope these [seeds] bring the same calmness and clarity to you.

Lisa Roberts:
My dying sister and I together begin to create the film she has been scripting in secret since developing schizophrenia at 15. She has lived all her adult life in institutions. Together we are descended from a stolen generation of mothers dispossessed of their Aboriginal language and identities. All our lives we have shared a passion for story telling, to make sense of our lives. To me the beaded seeds are the serpent that creates the rivers that flow together all stories of connection between countries and peoples worldwide, that together create the Ocean of our common ancestors, Whale, Krill and Phytoplankton.


Nadya and Lisa draw and write together at Blackwood Cottages nursing home in Beechworth, on Monday 1 November 2021. Photo: Ken Wilson.

Goethe:
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it!

William Hutchison Murray:
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, that chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way.

 

Mind Menu


2021
Spirit
Seeding
2021
Horse
Kind
2021
Water
Flows
2009
Yam
Sex
2020
Tree
Spirit
2019
Algae
Oxygen
2020
Otter
Song
2020
Echidna
Family
2019
Krill
Turbulence
2018
Mother
Country
2018
Ocean
Art and data
Human
2016
Inseparable
2007
Cellular
Memories

 

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